Oct 2, 2018

4 men arrested for violence at Charlottesville rally

Protesters clash at last year's Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. Photo: Evelyn Hockstein for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Four men associated with the white supremacist "Rise Above Movement" have been arrested on federal conspiracy charges for their actions during last August's Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, reports HuffPost.

The details: Benjamin Drake Daley, Cole Evan White, Michael Paul Miselis and Thomas Walter Gillen were identified in video footage committing acts of violence against counter-protesters during the rally. The charges are not directly related to the death of Heather Heyer, who was killed when James Alex Fields Jr. — who has since been charged with federal hate crimes — drove a car into a crowd of protesters.

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Pelosi calls for removal of acting Navy secretary

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday called for the firing or resignation of acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly, following his decision to relieve Capt. Brett Crozier from his command of the USS Theodore Roosevelt last week.

Why it matters: Pelosi said Modly "showed a serious lack of the sound judgment and strong leadership" in firing Crozier, who wrote a letter pleading for help in battling a coronavirus outbreak onboard the ship. The letter was leaked to the press, leading to Crozier's ouster.

Schiff demands that Grenell explain Trump's purge of inspectors general

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, sent a letter to the acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell on Tuesday demanding he turn over documents explaining his management of the intelligence community amid concerns of the politicization of the agency.

Why it matters: The letter, which calls for a response by April 16, comes as President Trump continues his purge of inspectors general across the federal government that he deems disloyal to his administration.